HIGHWAY TRANSPORT: A PERIOD OF JOLTS

TRANSPORT ROUTIER : LE TEMPS DES CAHOTS

FOLLOWING THE CONTINUOUS GROWTH WHICH HAS SEEN THE VOLUME OF HIGHWAY FREIGHT TRAFFIC RISE FROM 37.8% IN 1965 TO 55.1% IN 1975, HIGHWAYS HAVE ENCOUNTERED DIFFICULTIES WHICH HAVE SLOWED DOWN THEIR EXPANSION: PROGRESSIVE APPLICATION OF EEC OR NATIONAL SOCIAL REGULATIONS, LIMITATIONS IN ENERGY CONSUMPTION, FREEZING OF TARIFFS, ECOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS AND, ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCALE, COMPETITION WHICH BECOMES INCREASINGLY SEVERE. IT WOULD APPEAR TO BE NECESSARY TO MAKE A SERIOUS EFFORT OF RE-STRUCTURING AND MODERNISATION: RE-GROUPING OF SPECIALISED PROFESSIONALS, OVERALL SERVICE TRANSCENDING THE TRANSPORT FUNCTION ITSELF AND A BETTER APPROACH TO THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET. A TABLE ILLUSTRATES THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED BY TRAFFIC TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND ANOTHER GIVES THE CLASSIFICATION BY TURNOVER IN 1976 OF THE 13 LARGEST FIRMS IN THE BUSINESS.

  • Authors:
    • GAZIER, P
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-24

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 01293170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:53AM